Banish hormone-fueled acne with B3

/Banish hormone-fueled acne with B3

Banish hormone-fueled acne with B3

My HormonologyBothered by acne flare-ups on your face, neck or back during certain times of your cycle?

Many dermatologists blame high testosterone during Week 2 of your cycle, which causes your body to churn out more pore-clogging oil.

Other skin experts say inflammation caused by Week 3’s water retention leads to breakouts.

Whatever the cause of your acne flare-ups, if you’re like me and prefer to skip pricey, chemical-filled drugstore and prescription products and want to use something natural, here’s the solution I swear by: Topical vitamin B3—also known as niacinimide—either in a gel, like Metazene from ($19.95 per 2-ounce bottle), or from a twice-weekly mask made from water and a teaspoon of Brewer’s yeast (found in your supermarket’s baking aisle).

A study in the International Journal of Dermatology reveals that acne-prone patients who applied a solution containing vitamin B3 to their skin every day had 14% fewer pimples after eight weeks than those using the prescription anti-acne topical medication clindamycin.

Credit goes to this nutrient’s ability to reduce oil production and inflammation causing your breakouts.

Bonus: Other studies show vitamin B3 also improves your skin’s overall appearance by fading dark spots and reducing fine lines.

By | 2018-08-12T17:15:12+00:00 April 25th, 2013|hormonology tip, natural remedies|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman is the founder of Hormonology, author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential and creator of the popular Hormone Horoscope menstrual cycle tracker apps. In 2005, Gabrielle pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and learn about the many ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior with the publication of her book, 28 Days. She's also a longtime women's health journalist whose articles have been published in major publications around the globe. Gabrielle's new updated and expanded version of 28 Days is due to be published December 2018. You can help get this book published by contributing to her crowdfunding campaign at

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